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Last-Minute Help With Daylight Saving Time

Here are a few more ways to get your computers and gadgets ready for this weekend's accelerated onset of Daylight Saving Time: First, for people with older Macs: Remember when I wrote in my earlier Help File on the new DST rules that I couldn't find a simple fix for...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 9, 2007; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Tips  
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More Ways To Run Windows On A Mac

Today's column addresses something that's been on the wish lists of Mac users for a long time--a way to run the occasional Windows program when they need to, without having to set aside their usual Mac programs at the time. This was an advertised feature of Macs more than a...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 8, 2007; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Mac  
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Bluetooth Battles On

Yesterday, Michael Foley, the executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group trade association, stopped by the Post to show off an upcoming version of the Bluetooth wireless technologyfound in so many cell phones these days. He also talked about how Bluetooth is doing in the market. Foley's demo of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 7, 2007; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Telecom  
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"My" Windows Bug

In my review last week of HP's TouchSmart desktop, I complained about a malfunction that kept me from using this computer's FM radio: I couldn't use the FM radio: The Vista software kept saying I first had to set up the TV tuner, even though I already had. An HP...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 6, 2007; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Windows  
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Must-Have Windows Programs - For Mac Users?

I've been working on a review of a couple of programs that let you run Windows programs on a Mac with an Intel processor. I've got my own list of Windows programs that I'll be testing in each of these virtualization applications, but I'd like to get your thoughts on...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 5, 2007; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
Categories:  Mac  
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Unplugged But Not Unwired

It's getting harder than ever to disconnect yourself from the Internet. Case in point: When my wife and I drove out to West Virginia's Canaan Valley for a couple of days of skiing this weekend. We fully expected to be cut off from our usual means of communication. (Given the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  March 5, 2007; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Telecom  
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